Amanda Forbis
Forbis at the 84th Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
2 Nominations
Role Animator, Director, Screenwriter
Born 1960
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Amanda Forbis is as Canadian animatior, director and screenwriter. On January 24, 2012, she and Wendy Tilby received their third Academy Award nomination, for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animated short film, Wild Life. In addition to writing and directing the film, they drew and painted every animation frame in guache, and wrote the lyrics for the film's final song. They were only able to work on Wild Life part-time, due to commercial obligations, and the film is reported to have taken them from six to over seven years, from concept to completion.


72nd Academy Awards, 1999
Best Animated ShortWhen the Day Breaks (shared with Wendy Tilby)
84th Academy Awards, 2011
Best Animated ShortWild Life (shared with Wendy Tilby)

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